NASA discovers massive methane plume over Permian Basin


Using its satellite capability, NASA says it has located at least 50 so-called “ methane super-emitters” worldwide, including a two-mile long plume associated with Permian Basin oil and gas infrastructure.

The plume in the Permian was discovered through the NASA mission called EMIT or Earth Surface Mineral Dust Source Investigation reported the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The purpose is to advance the understanding of airborne dust’s effects on climate but EMIT also revealed another capability—-detection of methane which is a potent greenhouse gas.

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